Volunteer tax preparers in Polk County helped save families about $57,000 in filing fees this past tax season. Better than that, they helped families direct almost $66,000 in refunds to emergency savings accounts!
A volunteer appreciation brunch was held at United Way of Central Florida, Wednesday, to recognize their important work.
Some lower-income families can get up to 25% of their annual income at tax season due to the earned income tax credit. United Way created the Free-Tax-Prep program to help families prepare for emergencies by using tax refunds to build emergency savings accounts. This year families saved almost $66,000.
Pictured is Ameshia Jackson of Family Empowerment-Catholic Charities receiving recognition from Cheryl Denny of the IRS. Ameshia is the area coordinator for the United Way Free-Tax-Prep program.
Apr 27/18 07:00 AM - 09:00 AM UWCF Highlands County Division Annual Meeting- Sebring Civic Center-Breakfast 7:30am
May 15/18 05:30 PM - 08:30 PM 2018 Annual Meeting-RP Funding Center- Reception 5:30pm - Dinner 6:30pm - Program 7:00pm
May 17/18 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM Infant Massage at Family Fundamentals
May 17/18 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM Board of Directors Meetings
Jun 13/18 08:30 AM - 10:30 AM Community Impact Cabinet, meets quarterly